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Governor Expands Traumatic-Event Counseling Requirements 07/20/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey held a ceremony Wednesday to celebrate a bill he signed in April that expanded the traumatic-event counseling program for ...Read More

Gov. Signs Electronic Notice Bill Into Law 07/20/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 646 min read
Delaware Gov. John Carney has signed into law a bill that will allow the Industrial Accident Board to send hearing notices and decisions by email instead of certified mail.  ...Read More

Governor Names Segarra to WC Commission 07/20/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 62 min read
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Wednesday nominated former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra to serve on the state's Workers' Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Grand Jury Indicts Two More Docs in Pacific Hospital Kickback Case 07/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1645 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A federal grand jury indicted two Southern California surgeons for allegedly accepting kickbacks to operate on patients referred to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Expanding Role of Nurses, Loosening Appeal Rules 07/17/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill allowing some nurses to certify that a person suffers from an occupational disability, and allowing injured workers to appeal a benefit denial anywhere in the state. ...Read More

Greg Andrews Joins Alliant as SVP 07/13/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
Greg Andrews has joined the Employee Benefits Group of Alliant as a senior vice president, based in New York. Andrews will provide customized benef...Read More

Governor Signs Cancer Presumption Bill 07/12/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill creating a presumption that cancer is an occupational disease for full-time firefighters who meet certain conditions. ...Read More
Group Self Insurance Trust Can Compel Retroactive Approval of Worker's 3rd Party Settlement 07/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a group self-insurance trust was entitled to an order compelling the Special Funds Conservation Committee to retroactively approve of an injured worker’s settlement with a third-party tort-feasor. Case: In the Matter of Empire State Transportati...Read More

Gov. Approves Extra Pay for Docs Treating Firefighter Cancer Claims 07/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill that could allow doctors to receive a bonus for treating firefighters with compensable cancer claims. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Payouts From Uninsured Fund 07/05/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that limits the amount that injured workers and their dependents could receive from the state's uninsured employer fund. ...Read More
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